Ms Norma Mutalib > Makarim & Taira S. > Jakarta, Indonesia > Lawyer Profile

Makarim & Taira S.

Work Department

Intellectual Property Franchising & Licensing Hotels, Resorts & Tourism Foreign Investment, Corporate & Commercials


With over 21 years of experience in Indonesia’s fast-paced legal industry, Norma has broad experience in various areas, particularly market entry, regulatory issues and best practices. Personable and professional, she excels in building loyal relationships, understanding clients’ needs and delivering value in solving their legal problems. Norma has extensive expertise in franchising and hotel management arrangements, including in intellectual property, employment, foreign investment and corporate & commercial matters.

Norma is an active contributor to prominent franchise law publications, such as the Franchising Global Guide (Thomson Reuters), Franchise Law Journal (the American Bar Association), Lexology Getting The Deal Through, the International Journal of Franchising Law, and Who’s Who Legal. Since 2016, she has been continuously listed in the prestigious Who’s Who Legal Franchise.

Working seamlessly with her team, Norma’s deep understanding of the unique nature of Indonesian legal work allows her to provide highly practical and commercially sound advice after thorough examination of each client’s situation. Her ability to think creatively enables her to find solutions within the confines of the relevant legal framework, making her a valuable asset for multinational law firms, international clients and in-house corporate legal counsel.

Norma’s success has earned her numerous accolades. She is listed as a Global Leader in Franchising in the 2022 edition of Who’s Who Legal and as a National Leader in Southeast Asia Franchise in both 2021 and 2022. In addition, she was acknowledged as a Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022 and was recognized in Asia IP Experts 2022 in Licensing & Franchising.


Indonesia & English


  • S.H. (2000) Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • LL.M. (2002) University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lawyer Rankings

Indonesia > Intellectual property

Makarim & Taira S. has a particular strength in trademark mandates, covering clearing, registration, and licensing, and also has a sector focus on hospitality. Lia Alizia is a key point of contact due to her litigation expertise and wider experience relating to corporate and commercial matters. Norma Mutalib has a broad franchising practice that focuses on market entry, regulatory issues, contract negotiations, and drafting, with hotel franchising and management being a particular strength of her practice.

Indonesia > Corporate and M&A

Makarim & Taira S. offers a range of services, with strengths in foreign investment, share and asset acquisitions, M&A more generally, and corporate restructures. The firm deploys its expertise in complementary areas – namely, employment, IP, competition, real estate, and disputes – to provide a well-rounded offering. Foreign legal consultant Hilton King is a key contact, particularly f0r M&A and investment work in the industrial, energy, natural resources, and infrastructure sectors. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed similarly lends her extensive experience to the team, with Stephanie Kandou and Norma Mutalib also being of note for their transactional and franchising expertise, respectively.